By: Dawn Perucca
I had every intention of ranking the 10 couples on So You Think You Can
Dance tonight, but, I really didn’t have a favorite. I absolutely loved 6 of the 10 routines. I think I will just list my favorite ones in one category and the ones that I thought weren’t as good in a different category. I am extremely impressed with all of the Top 20 Contestants. Each of them has obviously put a lot of time, effort and passion into dancing.
The Dance Routines that I thought were phenominal:
Phillip Chbeeb & Jeanine Mason:
Phillip was extraordinary. He certainly adds extra fare and personal style to the steps that have been given to him and I loved it. Jeanine really did keep up with him.
Evan Kaspirzak & Randi Evans:
I thought both of them were phenominal and they danced really well together. They were both (non-boring). They each added their own personal style to the steps they had been given.
Jason Glover & Caitlin Kinney:
I loved last years Ballywood routine and I loved this years Ballywood routine. I hope there are more Ballywood routines this season. They are so interesting to watch. I thought they both danced this extremely well.
Kupono Aweau & Ashley Valerio:
When I heard they were going to be dancing as crash test dummies, one broken-up and one new and sparkly, I was thinking, how the heck would someone dance like a crash test dummy, but, Wade is my favorite Choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance and I knew his choreography would be spectacular. It was, and Kupono and Ashley danced it extremely well.
Ade Obayomi & Melissa Sandrig:
That was gorgeous to watch. She was exquisite. He had the strength to support her. Everything flowed well.
Max Kapitannikor & Kayla Radomski:
Considering the fact that she has never danced Ballroom before, she was super-incredible. I looked at her more than I looked at him. I noticed he was doing his thing. She was a firecracker.
The dance routines that I thought weren’t quite as good:
Vitolio Jeune & Asuka Kondoh:
I was thinking for a Broadway Routine, there wasn’t enough umph. The entire dance was too much even-keeled. I kept hoping for some spectacular moments, but, there didn’t seem to be any.
Jonathan Platero & Karla Garcia:
I thought she did a really great job, but, I didn’t think he was keeping up with her.
Tony Belissimo & Paris Torres:
I think I would have liked this one better if I hadn’t seen Phillip and Jeanine’s Hip Hop routine first. I thought they did a really good job, but not nearly as good as Phillip and Jeanine. I liked the choreography in Phillip and Jeanine’s Hip Hop routine much better than the choreography in this routine.
Brandon Bryant & Janette Manrara:
The judges seemed to really like this routine. I thought Janette was spectacular, but, I thought Brandon was boring. I realized his strength was helping Janette be able to do all of those incredible lifts, but, I kept thinking he should be doing more.